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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: twisted leaders  (Read 1521 times)

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mikechin

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For stripers I had always used 5-6' of 17-25lb mono, with the lighter stuff for unweighted Deceivers and the heavy stuff for big Clousers. Of course lots of times I would be lazy to match the leader when tying on a new fly, and the results are not pretty.

On the Dan Blanton website I've been hearing about the superior turn-over of twisted leaders. The general idea is explained in the section on leaders:

http://www.excellentadventures.org/excellent%20adventures/index3.htm

Leo Gutterres (LGutterres@aol.com) developed this system, he's a very nice guy, and if you send him an inquiry, he'll send you his version of the instructions, plus an example leader.

I've made some from 12-lb Pline and 15-lb Ande, they work great. No more wind knots.

mikechin